[PUP-7914] Document enabling `Puppet` event log destination on Windows Created: 2017/09/05  Updated: 2017/09/14  Resolved: 2017/09/07

Status: Closed
Project: Puppet
Component/s: Windows
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: PUP 5.2.0

Type: Task Priority: Normal
Reporter: Ethan Brown Assignee: Garrett Guillotte
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Issue Links:
relates to PUP-5068 Windows - Allow logging to a differen... Closed
Team: Windows
Story Points: 1
Release Notes: New Feature
Release Notes Summary: As part of the Puppet 5.0.0 release, Puppet added the ability to log to an event log named Puppet, rather than the default Application event log, as part of PUP-5756. However, this never appeared in any release notes or was documented in any way. Please see the Puppet documentation for details on the registry keys that must be created to enable this new functionality.
QA Risk Assessment: No Action


As part of PUP-5756, some functionality trickled in allowing Puppet to optionally use the Puppet event log, should one exist. See more detailed notes at https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet/pull/5509/files#r135102712

This ticket exists solely to document this for end users.

Comment by John Duarte [ 2017/09/06 ]

Ethan Brown, is this still in scope for 5.2.0 or should it be re-targeted?

Comment by John Duarte [ 2017/09/06 ]

Garrett Guillotte, can you review this today?

Comment by Ethan Brown [ 2017/09/06 ]

For reference, the source to the PowerShell cmdlet New-EventLog is at https://gist.github.com/Iristyle/fc3abc4a2daccdded5186869892c1ce0. It shows that a new Event Log destination is as simple as adding a registry key.

Comment by Ethan Brown [ 2017/09/06 ]

Claire Cadman merged first PR to master at https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet-docs/commit/40b96d136e47da4cf1804185030c22a525fd84c7

Comment by Ethan Brown [ 2017/09/06 ]

Glenn Sarti merged follow-up to master at https://github.com/puppetlabs/puppet-docs/commit/1573c84cb84bf1a566414b304da7eb4f6936e9d1

Comment by Garrett Guillotte [ 2017/09/07 ]

Claire Cadman merged the changes, and I've reviewed them, accepted them, and added them to the in-progress docs PR for 5.2.

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